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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning, everybody. from the cnn center this is your "cnn saturday morning" for this june 11th. i'm t.j. holmes. new issues for congressman anthony weiner. police investigating twitter messages he sent to a delaware
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teenager. also, sarah palin's e-mail and a lot of it. 24,000 pages shed new light on her years as governor of alaska. also, it's june. a big month for weddings and a lot of you may be getting married this month and maybe even today somebody's getting married somewhere, but many couples are talking about the other "m" word, money. yes, you need to talk about it before you say your "i dos," if not, you might be making a huge mistake and that is just ahead, but we do need to begin with this growing scandal surrounding congressman anthony wiener. police are investigating messages and this time it involves a teenage girl. jason carroll is in the congressman's home district where the congressman made a bit of a surprise appearance just a little while ago. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. so let's recap in terms of what happened between the congressman and the teenage girl from delaware.
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detectives spoke to the girl in delaware and apparently she told them that there was nothing inappropriate in terms of the online contact that happened between the two of them. apparently what happened was the congressman had come out to her school, spoke at her school, she began following him on twitter and that's how the online connection between the two of them had made. she told detectives there was no inappropriate contact between the two of them. this morning that was one of the questions that i put to congressman wiener as he came out of his apartment here in queens. i asked him about the online contact that he had with the teenager in delaware. in addition to that, asked him about calls for his resignation and also about the support, t.j. that he had been receiving from his constituents here. take a listen. >> no inappropriate online communications was between you and the 17-year-old. can you elaborate about that? >> no. >> can you tell us anything at all? >> no, out of respect for her privacy, it was another person
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who got unfortunately sucked into this. >> this is my -- this is my dry cleaning. do you mind if i take a right here? thanks, guys. >> i'll come out. >> thank you, congressman. >> so there you heard it from the congressman himself sort of reiterating or before that, t.j., we had a statement from his people, but now we have it from the congressman that there was nothing inappropriate in terms of the contact that he had between himself and the alleged 17-year-old girl from delaware. >> what was also interesting, as we saw him come out, t.j., of his apartment, showing 56% of registered voters in his district support him and say that he should not resign. i think it was 33% say he should. that was a feeling that he got when we were here on the ground, t.j., as we were doing the impromptu interview, a woman said congressman weiner, we support you, we stand behind you and will do anything we can do to support you at this time.
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>> i support you no matter what. i support you. that's your private life. your a great man. i need the right person in the right position, okay? we all support you. all new yorkers are going to make sure you are the next mayor. >> i appreciate it. very nice of you to say. thank you. >> and there you just heard it there and that is what we've been hearing from a lot of the supporters, perhaps not as enthusiastically as the woman you saw there, but that's what we've been hearing from a number of people that we've been out here in queens saying we don't agree with what the congressman did, but we do support him in terms of how he's been a leader in our community. this is what we're hearing from a lot of the people on the ground. >> jason carroll for us in queens. jason, we appreciate you, as always. we turn now to the third saturday in a row that jury o lawyers and witnesses are packed in a florida courtroom for the trial of casey anthony. she is the young mother accused
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of killing her 2-year-old daughter. they're testifying of finding hundreds of flies in the trunks of casey anthony's car. flies that were attracted to decomposed fluids. >> at some later date, a few days and the body could aren't have been in the trunk of the car very long because of the progression of the decomposition under the temperature regimes that the body would then have been removed and placed out and could have been initially placed where it was found -- finally found, and it had to be quite -- quite fast and rapid. >> while so many people are focused on the drama inside the courtroom, would you believe there's drama playing out outside the courtroom as well. pretty emotional scenes we have been seeing. look at this. just a few seats are available for the public. we've seen people running and shoving each other for a spot in line. some have been arriving as early
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as 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 a.m. to get in line to get a spot. sonny halston is with our sister network trutv, earlier today we talked to her about this frenzied atmosphere. >> i have covered a lot of trials and tried a lot of cases and i have never seen anything like this. there are 50 public seats available to the public. people are lining up as early as 1:00 a.m., the morning of the trial. they can't get into line until 8:30 and once the doors are open at 5:30 they are racing to get to the front of the line. people have been trampled and they've been sent to the hospital because of this yet and still people are still showing up. just this morning because trial is held on saturday mornings in this case, same thing is happening. many, many people are lining up. people are trying to bring sharpies and put their number in place online on their hands. it has been just unbelievable.
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i think bigger than o.j. and bigger than any case i've ever covered and ever seen. >> prosecutors have told the judge they hope to wrap up their case by the end of next week. it could become the largest mass firing in the transportation security administration's history. tsa may fire 36 screeners and their managers at honolulu international airport. investigators found unscreened bags were routinely allowed on to planes, spanning a four-month period last year. several other tsa workers may face suspension. a new illegal immigration law said to be the toughest in the nation is now on the books in alabama, it takes effect, though september 1st. it requires to check the citizenship of every child who enrolls in public school. while supporters defend the measure, critics say it's racist and mean spirited. here now rafael romo. >> the immigration law is having
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a chilling effect. the message for illegal and otherwise is you are not welcome here. >> many are afraid and they're planning to go back to where they come from. >> reporter: some immigrants are particularly concerned about the law that makes it a criminal offense to provide transportation. >> you never know if it's legal or illegal and so you go in your car and you never know. >> reporter: the legislation was signed into law this week by alabama governor robert bentley, a republican. he says he's confident the legislation is constitutional. >> the sponsors of this bill really worked hard on that. they looked at laws across the country and they looked at the challenges across the country and they did an excellent job in evaluating those. you know that some of those have already been upheld. some of the arizona bills have already been upheld. >> reporter: hispanic leaders say they're worried about discrimination and racial profiling. >> we think that this bill
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really opens up the opportunity for folks to be profiled. so anybody that looks a certain way and speaks a certain way we think is at risk of, you know, we're talking about reasonable suspicion and what does that really mean? >> ray brido, an immigrant and owner of three grocery stores is concerned about the law that penalizes employers who hire undocumented workers. >> it's not good for nobody. it's not good for the economy of the state. it's not good for nobody. >> reporter: the law also makes it mandatory for schools to check the citizenship of students. it will also require law enforcement officers to determine the legal status of a person suspected of being illegally in the country. >> for me -- for me, i do think there is some cause for concern. so -- which is why i'm supportive of the bill because i just want to make sure that people that are here are coming here illegally. >> reporter: and we're live here in alapaster, alabama and we're
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here at a grocery store, one of the most popular here in alabama and people are telling me that they've noticed that many customers are not showing up apparently because they're afraid of going out even though the law doesn't really get into effect until september 1st and t.j., i was taking a look at some numbers. the total population for the state of alabama is 4.8 million people. the estimated number of undocumented immigrants is 120,000 which is 2.5% of the population of this hb-56 law that goes into effect on september 1st, as i said, and it's being called the toughest immigration law in the country. >> all right. a lot of states are considering similar laws. georgia already passed a similar law as well. rafael romo. we appreciate you, as always. ten minutes past the hour. we're about to turn to some politics. newt gingrich relaunching his
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make his way over to new hampshire on monday because the former house speaker joins his rivals at the new hampshire republican presidential debate hosted by cnn. our deputy political director paul steinhauser is live for us from the cnn election express in manchester. debate is being held there. re-launching his campaign. he has to do -- this is twice in a very short time period that newt gingrich has to start a campaign over it. >> he sure does. it was only about a month ago that he formally announced for the white house, t.j. a lot of the staffers that quit the other day, they're saying there were several differences of opinion between them. how much time the former house speaker would be on the campaign trail. how much time he would be making calls to contributors and donors to campaign cash. they felt he wasn't committed. gingrich, t.j., he says he is committed and he'll do what it takes and all ice will be on the debate because he's got the most on the line of all seven
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candidates. >> who's his competition on monday? six other candidates, who have we got? >> six other candidate. we'll see mitt romney on the debate stage for the first time. the former massachusetts governor making his second bid for the republican nomination. tim pawlenty, former minnesota governor on the stage. rick santorum. former ceo of god father's pizza and radio talk show host, michele bachmann, yes, the congresswoman from minnesota and a darling of the tea party movement. she'll be there and ron paul, this will be his third bid for the white house. a crowded stage, seven candidate, t.j. >> with the candidates how are the early polls? they might not mean a whole lot, but still, it gives us an idea of what people are thinking. >> you're right. it is still a long way away. take a look at this. here's one from abc news and washington post that came out just a couple of days ago. as we've seen in most of the most recent polls, look who's on
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top, mitt romney. i guess for a lot of reason, fund raising and the poll numbers, romney is considered by some to be the front-runner. look who is number two, sarah palin. the former alaska governor says she's not running for the white house. >> how is this working for you on monday? >> it's a little wet right now. it's a little cool, i guess, considering june, but things are heating up for sure here t.j. >> paul steinhauser, good to see you as always. to our viewers, don't forget. it's monday night, 8:00 here on cnn. seven candidates taking part and john king will moderate that debate. who the tigers championship football team met president obama at the white house, who do you think was the one who would greet the president? is it the superstar heisman trophy first overall pick in the nfl draft quarterback? no. there was a bit of a twist. we'll tell you why one of auburn
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19 minutes past the hour on this "cnn saturday morning ". you know how this gots. you win a national football championship and yes, you get the trophy, but you also get to visit the white house. the auburn football team got to do that, but their trip was actually delayed and it's because of one of the most devastating tornados in history that hit alabama.
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they decided to postpone the trip and they stayed behind to help out, but they finally made it to washington wednesday. >> we want to present you with this helmet. >> that's a nice-looking helmet there. >> as well as your exclusive auburn football national -- >> exclusive! there you go! >> you might notis in that picture that just behind the president and that young man presenting the jersey was cam newton, the heisman trophy winner, the one that went number one in the draft, but it was actually cody burnings the one you see standing there on the right. he was the one that actually got to present the jersey. earlier cody burns was right here in studio with us to talk about that moment and also talk about his nfl plans now that he's graduated from auburn, but we had to start by asking him how he got that honor of presenting the jersey to the president. >> it was real fitting to be able to do that.
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cam newton did very well for thus year and the thing about it is, is a lot of people didn't realize that there were a lot of seniors that did good for us this year and i was happy to do those honors. somebody goes to o.u. and we expect bob to be there and i expect tommy to be at auburn, but things didn't work out that way and guys saw it differently and i rolled with the cards i was dealt, and i could have transferred, could have taken a lot of ways out, but i just hung through there, stayed tough and tried to make the best of the situation. >> what are you going to do now? what's next for you, my man? >> oh, man. i'm one of the victims of the lockout. i'm waiting on free agency to open up and it's really tough right now because you work out once a day, you can't make any money and can't get a job and you're waiting for a call for several months and i'm praying about it and i have to see what happens next. >> you'll be playing in the nfl whenever they open up a business again. >> let's hope so. >> cody, good to have you here.
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still upset, an arkansas guy that would have liked for you to go to arkansas. don't let him fool you. >> i'm an arkansas boy. >> and that young man right now, would you believe, like so many other young men who graduated from college going to the nfl are in limbo right now because of the lockout. they can't have any dealings with the team right now so he is waiting. you can't really take another job right now. as soon as he starts that job maybe the lockout will be over and he'll quit the job to get in the nfl and a lot of guys like that, but congratulations to him and auburn university. 22 minutes past the hour now. sick of america's jobs headed overseas. we want to tell you about a company that's moved back home and it's paying higher salaries. and are always connected. we live in a social world. isn't it time we had a social currency to match? membership rewards points from american express.
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>> with the latest unemployment figures suggesting the economic recovery is going slow at best, one kentucky company is pitting its hopes of prosperity by bringing offshore jobs back home even if it means paying higher
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wages. here now tom foreman with our "building up america". >> reporter: there are 7,000 places you can bowl in america and they buy almost a quarter million sets of bowling pins each year, so in hopkinsville, one company is betting big on bringing bowling pin manufacturing back to the states. at ebonite, the ceo is randy schickert. >> it always happens the other way around, but we felt by moving the product here we'd have much better control over our manufacturing, our quality and cost structure. >> reporter: when ebonite bought the company it was in mex owe and the labor was cheaper. the company believed they could move all of the equipment here, apply the latest time and labor-saving techniques and a dozen american workers could produce just as much. >> yes, we do pay them more than what thirp making in mexico, but our dollars of labor per pin is
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less than it was in mexico. >> the wood comes primarily from pennsylvania and ohio so the move cuts shipping expenses and by bringing the factory under closer supervision they've alsoism proved their ability to make sure each pin is precisely like the next one. that's critical. >> you can't have different reacting pinos different lanes in the same bowling center because it brings an inconsistency in the scoreability of the pins. >> ebonite which has long been a giant in the manufacture of bowling balls expects to make 150,000 american-made pins in the new factory's first year and they're aiming to five as six times as many down the line. tom foreman, cnn. well, just who is the real sarah palin? 24,000 pages of her e-mails when she was governor of alaska may -- may help tell us who the real sarah palin is.
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we're at the bottom of the hour now and taking a look at some of the stories making head plines police in delaware
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investigating another set of twitter messages from congressman anthony weiner. this time to a teenage girl. this morning representative weiner told jason carroll that his tweets to the girl were neither explicit nor indecent. there's no indication of any inappropriate contact. the new newt. newt gingrich campaigning for president, a new campaign going to be kicking off and we'll focus monday night's gop debate in new hampshire. it airs here on cnn. you see some of the prep there. he is restaffing his campaign after his staff members quit over differences on how to run the campaign. also the murder trial of casey anthony in session this morning in orlando. entomologists testified about finding hundreds of flies in the trunk of her car which he said had been attracted by decomposed fluids. anthony is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee in 2008. the toddler was last seen in
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june of that year and not reported missing for another month. also along the missouri river, more people are pack up and moving out as floodwaters rise. neighbors near iowa are getting the latest word to be evacuated. u.s. army corps of engineers releasing massive amounts of water to relief pressure on reservoirs swollen by heavy rain and snow melt. >> health officials in missouri say eight people who were injured in last month's tornado in joplin have now contracted a rare type of fungus. three of them have died. one of those deaths directly attributed to the infection which can occur when dirt becomes lodged under the skin. and that massive wildfire in eastern arizona giving fire fighters all they can handle today. right now they're trying to keep the flames from spreading into new mexico. cnn's jim spellman is in apache county, arizona.
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>> reporter: from the air and on the ground, over 3,000 fire fighters battle the massive fire, back breaking work and grueling conditions. >> folks are putting 18, 20, 24-hour shifts. >> reporter: the long hours fire fighters are putting are beginning to pay off for the first time since the fire began they now report partial containment. lower winds have created more favorable fire fighting conditions. >> it gives them a chance to actually make some progress in attacking the fire, making some good fire lines. >> even though you see a lot of fire and smoke in this neighborhood, this is a good sign for homeowners. these are fires set intentionally to burn away potential fuel so when the front of the fire gets here there's nothing for it to burn and the homes will stay safe. >> we can actually have fire move away from the town as we light it instead of mother nature blowing it down the hill on us. >> reporter: they hope this buffer zone will hold protecting the cities of springerville and eager. the fire has destroyed over 20
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homes in nearby grier. >> we don't want that to make everybody let their guard down because even though the winds have subsided a little bit, we still have dry conditions. >> and the break in the winds are only expected to last until saturday afternoon. while conditions remain favorable, they'll keep on working and try to take advantage any of breaks they can get. >> you need a lot of luck and you need a lot of factors to fall in your favor. >> reporter: and luck's about to run out here, t.j. in just about four hours winds are expected to pick up. fire fighters hope that all of the work they've gotten done in the last two days that those lines they built will hold and it will get a lot rougher for them very shortly here, t.j. >> a lot of people have left and is there a possible they more evacuations could be coming? >> yeah. and heading toward new mexico, a town of luna. we know there's an evacuation
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order there and another town called reserve where people will have to pull out of there sooner. if it keeps going in that direction toward new mexico they'll have to have who whole fronts of populated areas to start defending against and doing structure protection against. hopefully the winds won't last too long and the lines they built will hold because the last thing they need is to expand into other populated areas, t.j. >> jim spellman has been on the ground for days. we appreciate you and your reporting out there. thank you so much and stay safe. >> time now to turn to reynolds wolf. you were telling me the wind over opportunity was shutting because the wins are coming back. >> what we're showing you in terms of the winds, t.j., you see for the time being they're in single digits and we don't have wind gauges in the highest peaks or where you have the flames where they happen to be especially in northeast arizona and spilling over into portions of new mexico. what we do expect in the forecast is the winds, as t.j. mentioned, will increase.
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15 to 20 miles per hour and some gusts could be stronger in excess of 35, maybe 45 or 50-mile-per-hour gusts later on. that's important and the other thing that really, really draws our attention is that number, 15% or less, this will be your humidity level and it does not look too favorable for people battling that immense blaze. something else we've been watching, the possibility of eruption of storms in parts of the central plains and back into the northern plains and maybe into the foothills and the front range of the rocky mountains could see strong storms there and also there could be the potential in the eastern half of the great lakes and the mid atlantic states. this morning we've had thunderstorms across the finger lake regions of new york and back into pennsylvania and i would not be surprise sod see that continue into the day. 64 in chicago, 79 in kansas city and mid-07s to low 70s and upper 70s from billings and back into denver. 91 in albuquerque. 62 in san francisco and 66 in seattle and back in atlanta, 93
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degrees, the expected high, and maybe a thunderstorm in the afternoon will help cool things off. >> t.j.? >> we appreciate you. thank you very much. the political fascination over sarah palin has taken a new turn with the rehe was 24,000 e-mails she wrote as governor of alaska. cnn and other news organizations fought to get access to them, so years later, we've got access. cnn's drew griffin has been doing some reading for the past several hours. drew, tell me what you are finding and have you and your crew been able to get through all these pages just yet? >> reporter: well, we've got through a lot of them, not all of them, but you know, we've on now got them all online so they're more organized and you can see them. the problem is we got them in paper form from the state of alaska. it was a kchaotic scene. you had to come to juneau, lack of lack oalaska and you had to p
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six boxes and go through them and it's a daunting task and we have them scanned. there are no bombshells in here. i think we would have had them out by now, but what's interesting is the history of sarah pail sxirn how she came into office, learned how to be a governor and as she's coming up to become the vice presidential nominee and how that was such a closely guarded secret. in fact the first e-mail that says yes, i'm the v.p. comes on the day that she became the v.p. candidate when she writes to somebody, can you believe it? he told me yesterday talking about john mccain. it moved fast. pray, i love you. that was on august 29, 2008. earlier that month she was talking about going to the republican national convention and she's trying to limit her stay there. she's talking about how she doesn't want to spend one more day there than she needs to. i'll travel the day before and the day after her main speech. i don't want to go there five days and i would need to. todd won't be able to go so trig
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won't be going. all of the more reason to keep the trip short. of course, that was the trip that change herd entire life. it's a good lesson in history and the reading you can find on dot com and go to august 2008 and see how that transpired. it's kind of interesting. >> drew griffin, you've got some more reading to do. we appreciate with you and we'll be checking with you plenty throughout the day. we are about 39 minutes past the hour now. it is june, a lot of people getting married this time of year. before you get married to that love of your life, this is what i want you to do. i want you to sit them down and i want you to hold their hand and look lovingly into their eyes and i want you to say to them, i need to see your credit report. stick around. anananananannounce] this...is the network.
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"someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." ♪ 42 minutes past the hour now. it's that time of year. many couples will be exchanging their "i dos," you're about to make a huge mistake if you don't talk about money before you say "i do." take a look at a new survey from country financial that shows
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only half of couples talk about money before taking those vows. why the other half is making a huge mistake. >> you want to know what you're getting into? what are we buying into? do you have outstanding debt? student loans? and also you need to treat yourself like a business. i am the ceo of my corporation, i am anderson incorporated of my family and shareholders. >> our conversation before i got married a little over a year ago was i'm broke, you're broke, let's do this. how do you start in on that conversation because it can be offensive to some folks. >> if you've gotten to this point you've probably shared intimate moments -- >> i like how you put that. >> this is time to have that conversation and let's talk about now pulling each other's credit and let's have a time and have a date and let's pull the credit and where are you? where am i? >> i said how do you break the ice. you can't just say how is your credit score? >> at this point in the relationship, you should be able to. >> the four questions you have to ask each other.
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the four questions. first thing you have to figure out, what assets do you have right now? what are you worth? do you have money in retirement accounts? do you have money to stash away in a checking or savings account? or ira? what do you have right now? the next thing you need to look at is how do you earn money? what are the streams of income outside of the regular 9:00 to 5:00 job. all of the types of income that you have and also where do you keep your money? checking? savings? do you have other accounts? different investment funds and also how do you spend money? >> how do you spend money? >> what are your liabilities? what are you spending your money on? what are your debts? what do you have outstanding? >> how do you go about tv and not that kind of thing. it's much bigger. >> where is it going? i've got to get an idea of how you behave. >> let's show this here. a new survey from country financial and why might some people choose these options.
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how couples manage their bank accounts. completely joint, 71% do that. partially joint, 21% completely separate 8%. i would think that number would be higher. i have talked to people who keep their money completely separate. >> a lot of people say that. it sounds good when you say that, but again, this is one of the things that's caused a lot of tension in a lot of relationships. where is the money kept? do we have the one joint account? 71% is a huge percentage. i recently polled people on facebook and it was interesting. i've gotten mixed results and one of the comments said nope. you should act on one accord. this is a sprattism in marriage. if we keep different accounts we're separating ourselves and we're one. this is a union that we have. >> that makes sense. >> some people believe my husband and i have separate accounts and a joint account. so what they're saying basically is they take the money from
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those individual accounts and take a percentage and put it into their joint accounts. you're seeing different thing, but it's based on your personality so people will have different cases based on who you are and how your emotions relate to money. >> all right. well, happy chatting. a lot of you are still not sure what to get dad for father's day. you know it's next weekend, right. >> got some gift ideas including one that will wake up dad, but not mom who is sleeping next to him. that's just one of a number we've got to show you next.rue . they are the purest way to gauge success. ♪ maybe the only way to gauge success. but the most powerful thing about humble beginnings is that they are... ♪ ...humbling. ♪ show where you're going without forgetting where you're from. ♪
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well, father's day next sunday. get on it, folks, if you're not already. the right gadget could be the perfect gift for dad. i talked to our tech expert, katie linendal, talked to her about some things that could help your father on his way to work each day. take a look at this. >> first is this revolutionary alarm clock. this is hot off the market, brand new. it is called lark. where's the alarm clock? it's actually on my wrist. it's a comfy wrist band that you wear and here's the deal. lark is made for cuppes that will wake up at different times if you know dad is annoying mom because it's a loud buzzer and
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annoying and this gently wakes you up, just kind of nudging you and it will track your sleep which is incredibly cool because it will tell you where in the middle of the night you're waking up and help you be a better sleeper. >> wow! >> it's made by a harvard scientist and made by a sleep trainer for those that are in the nfl, the nba and the high here. >> how much? >> $129. >> but it will wake you up? you're not going to sleep through it? >> that's correct. this has become my new bff. if dad wants to make coffee in the morning, it's not like brewing a pot. there's iced tea, there's apple cider, there's hot chocolate, there's coffee. these range in prices and styles. but a nice little option to have around the house. and last but not least, i want to finish off with the ultimate geek dad. he deserves a "uss enterprise"
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star trek pizza cutter. this is the ultimate upgrade. and it comes with a star trek robe, which we brought in a model for this one. the star trek robe with the insignia on it. and reynolds wolf, showing it off in style. that's how it goes down. >> this is weird. i feel like i should have a high ball class of scotch and a cigar. i feel like hugh hefner wearing this thing. >> it has the little star trek symbol on it. but these things are hot, they're popular? >> oh, come on, reynolds wolf is kind of a big deal around there. look at those, 18-inch python biceps. >> exactly, yeah. >> reynolds, you're a good sport. >> something like that. >> since i've worked on this show, we have brought in one model to model something and that has been reynolds wolf. >> reynolds always a good sport. he could probably stick around
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if you'd like for your show. >> we definitely want him to try the robe on. but this time, put on the little ears that come with it. he didn't check the pockets. >> i'm sure those are in there. deborah feyerick in this weekend in for fredricka. on loan from new york. what you got coming up? you have the legal guys? >> we have the legal guys. we have great stuff to talk about with our legal guys. you look at some of these trials that are going on. one of them obviously casey anthony. we're going to be looking at that really hard. they're testifying today, the murder trial. everyone's watching it. but there's another case that you may not have heard of. this is a very creative defense. the man says that he suffocated his father because he was exhausted and the exhaustion combined with an energy drink made him lose consciousness. he did it by reason of insanity. and guess what?
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a judge actually said that, in fact, based on doctor testimony that, in fact, temporary insanity was justified. so very creative defense but it worked in this particular case. >> exhaustion combined with drinking an energy drink -- >> he lost clarity, couldn't figure out what was going on. that's our first story we're going to be looking at with our legal guys. the next one coming up is about twitter. you do it, i do it. we all do it. and once in a while, it's very, very useful. you're getting information. well, one teacher is actually using it in the classroom to communicate with students so that the shy ones, for example, cannot raise their hands but send tweets. it's become competitive. the whole class participating, cooperating. the teacher uses it instructionally by correcting some of the grammar, correcting if there's a hash tag that's not there. a lot of really good details but it's a very interactive way of
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teaching studenting using the newest and the latest technology. >> they're responding instantly in class versus interacting with each other, that seems odd? >> it is. but you get those people constantly raising their hands. this is a way of everybody having equal ground to participate. >> that is very interesting. i know you have more stuff coming up. just about six minutes away from deb feyerick. always good to have you with us. we'll see you in just a minute. quick break and we're right back. maybe...it's something you haven't seen yet. the 2nd generation of intel core processors. this is visibly smart. and more. if you replace 3 tablespoons of sugar a day with splenda® you'll save 100 calories a day. that could help you lose up to 10 pounds in a year. that's how splenda® is sweet...and more.
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japan marked the three-month anniversary of the fukushima nuclear dast we are a huge protest. thousands of demonstrators marched to demand safer energy. the earthquake and tsunami that hit japen in march caused three reactors at the fukushima daiichi plant to shut down. the obama administration is trying to work things out with pakistan. leon panetta is in the second day of an unannounced visit and relations have been strained ever since u.s. troops killed osama bin laden in pakistan last month.
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the pakistanis are angry because they had no advanced notice. high-ranking officials suspect some pakistani collusion with bin laden. anybody turning 85 deserves a pretty big party. the queen of england, no exception. thousands of people turned out for the spectacle they have every year for her birthday. it honors her majesty's birthday. the queen's actual birthday is in april. when it comes to treating illnesses, treatment can vary depending on where you live. americans can take advantage of the latest medical breakthroughs. we talked to our reporter about a fish medical festival in india among other things. listen to this. >> hundreds of thousands of
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people line up to get a live sardine, two-inch live sardine. and it's coated in special spices. the secret recipe apparently is around 170 years old and comes from a hindu saint. and the hindu saint told the gould family that they were allowed to administer this but they couldn't make a profit it there from it. you see people receiving the treatment. people are literally bussed to the place where the festival took place this week. >> this is supposed to treat asthma? >> asthma and other respiratory problems and it is being criticized by certain people and the gould family says it's pharmaceutical companies who are criticizing them because it cures asthma and other rer respiratory diseases. >> it cures

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